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William Faulkner: Books

How to Search for Books

Searching for Library Sources

Combined Author/Title option

  • quickest way to find an item if you know the author and title
  • use the Author or Title options only if you know the exact forms

Subject option

  • yields only items catalogued under prescribed subject headings (i.e., Library of Congress headings; see list of possible subject headings below). If you are not familiar with these, use:

Keyword Option (words from the title)

  • usually yields more hits as it searches author, subject headings, titles and series

Subject Keyword is also useful. 

Examples of subject headings:

    For books about authors, literature, or history:

      • Faulkner, William
        • American literature -- Southern States -- History and criticism
        • American literature
        • Faulkner, Wiliam, 1897-1962

    Examples of keyword searches:

        • For works by William Faulkner, do an Author  search on "William Faulkner"
        • For works about William Faulkner, do a Boolean search using "William Faulkner" and one of the following: criticism, biography, bibliography, autobiography

    Useful Call Numbers

        • Call numbers: William Faulkner has a single number: PS3511. For biography and criticism of Wiliam Faulkner, Library of Congress adds a second line A86 (PS3511.A86).